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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both of those dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    Anne 07-09-12
    Anne 07-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    I found myself Laughing out loud in the car! This can be a bit embarrassing when stuck in traffic but very worth it.

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    A. Cloud DFW, Texas, USA 07-09-12
    A. Cloud DFW, Texas, USA 07-09-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Who's wearing the pants? Tina is!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a really good read because it gives you some insight into the life of a groundbreaking female performer/writer/mother/queen of the mumbled phrase.


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    Elana Brooklyn, NY, United States 07-09-12
    Elana Brooklyn, NY, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "This book was meant to be in audio."

    As a fan of Tina Fey, I knew the book was going to be funny (and it didn't disappoint). But after listening to her narration of her own material (both alone and with my family), I can't imagine how this book was meant to be anything other than an audio book. It's pitch-perfect and hilarious.

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    danielle 07-07-12
    danielle 07-07-12
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    "So disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Some of the stories were ok, but she sounded like she was reading somebody else's life off a cue card the entire time. I couldn't even get through the audiobook.


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    Noel 07-06-12
    Noel 07-06-12 Member Since 2014

    Mom, Science Teacher, Kid at Heart. My 52 mile drive to work gives me time to finally stretch my brain. Audible has been a wonderful treat! Thanks Bob!

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    "Just OK"
    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    It would depend on the subject of the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tina Fey again?

    It would depend on the subject of the audiobook.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tina Fey?

    Tina Fey was fine as a narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    This book read like a SNL episode: many topics-unrelated-most eliciting a chuckle.


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    M. Eric Smtih Rowayton, CT 07-04-12
    M. Eric Smtih Rowayton, CT 07-04-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Easy to Listen To"
    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audiobook and I found it easy to listen to. I have ordered a few more to try.


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    patrice United States 07-02-12
    patrice United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Funny Fey!"

    Nice change from historical novels. Made me LOL a few times and take my mind away from work on the commute home.

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    hedlines Charleston, SC 07-02-12
    hedlines Charleston, SC 07-02-12 Member Since 2006

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    "Read it and listened to it"
    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, smart, real


    What did you like best about this story?

    Made me really laugh out loud.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    I especially liked that she read her own book, added special touches for audible listeners (like the entire SNL Palin sketch instead of a transcript), and used her own inflections and voice to convey meanings a reader might miss.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend you LISTEN to this, although the PDF photos are quite a treat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer NEW SWEDEN, ME, United States 07-02-12
    Jennifer NEW SWEDEN, ME, United States 07-02-12
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    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    I don't think I would read another book by Tina Fey. If it was a fiction story it might be good.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Tina Fey’s life?

    I would have liked to hear more about her being a mother.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed her voice as a reader. She should become the voice for other audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynette A. Scott YALAHA, FL, United States 07-02-12
    Lynette A. Scott YALAHA, FL, United States 07-02-12
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    "Really good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bossypants to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because of Tina being the narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tina, of course!


    Any additional comments?

    This selection was well worth using an Audible credit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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